04/11/2021 – Technology / IoT / Digital Twin / Las Vegas / Cities / Cityzenith / Terbine
Las Vegas to accelerate urban transformation with first-ever IoT-enabled Digital Twin
A leading Digital Twin provider and an IoT exponent are jointly developing a technology solution to transition Las Vegas to zero-carbon emissions.
A significant area of downtown Las Vegas will leverage advanced 5G networking, plus cutting-edge IoT and urban Digital Twin technology to vastly improve mobility, air quality, noise pollution, water management, and emissions from major buildings.
"Digital Twins are rapidly becoming vital to how cities are run,” advised Las Vegas’ Chief Innovation Officer, Michael Sherwood. “Now, in Las Vegas, we will have a city-scale digital twin that is driven by the physical environment, and ultimately letting us control key systems through it.
“This will give us new levels of insights and control to benefit city planners, residents, and businesses,” he continued. “We're setting the benchmark for cities around the world to become smarter, efficient, safer and more sustainable.”
Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative
Cityzenith – market leader in its sector – will provide the project’s Digital Twin technology as part of its ‘Clean Cities – Clean Future’ initiative, which looks to implement its SmartWorldOS Digital Twin platform in major world cities to drive down urban emissions and significantly improve cost efficiencies for local building owners.
Las Vegas is the second city to participate in the Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative after New York, with Phoenix and several other major cities expected to follow soon.
"We are excited to partner with the forward-leaning city of Las Vegas in this ground-breaking partnership,” remarked Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen. “We are confident that this seminal project will demonstrate the combined power of Digital Twin and IoT technology working together to transform mobility, walkability, and emissions/air pollution.
“Among our many goals, we are keen to demonstrate how the Las Vegas Digital Twin project will help local building owners of any scale dramatically reduce operating costs and emissions for little to no investment."
A template for the future
Project partner Terbine brings together and contextualises IoT data from local government agencies, building operators, transportation systems, vehicle manufacturers and more, to provide the high volumes of sensor information needed by the urban Digital Twin.
Jansen commented: "Terbine's high-performance IoT data exchange is a must-have for this kind of project, and I'm delighted the company is on board."
Terbine Founder and CEO, David Knight, added: "Transitioning our home city into a clean, sustainable, and more attractive place to live and visit is a fantastic opportunity, and we’re very excited to work with the City of Las Vegas and Cityzenith. What we’re pioneering here represents a template for how other cities can enable sustainability and a better quality of life for their citizens.”
Las Vegas Digital Twin unveiling at CES 2022
The partners will unveil the first iteration of the ‘Las Vegas Digital Twin’ at the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas (5–8 January 2022).